30,000-year-old virus revived – was that a good idea?

As recently reported by various new agencies, including the L.A. Times, a 30,000-year-old giant virus has been found in the Siberian tundra. According to the National Academy of Sciences, the virus

appears to belong to a new family of mega-viruses that infect only amoeba. But its revival in a laboratory stands as “a proof of principle that we could eventually resurrect active infectious viruses from different periods.”

Isn’t that nice? Perhaps they could open a museum of the history of deadly infectious viruses.

There is also recent, widely reported news of the discovery and reconstruction of DNA from the 6th-century plague. The discovery has helped scientists track how it spread. From NPR:

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago…

“Some of the estimates are that up to 50 million people died…It’s thought that the Justinian plague actually led partially to the downfall of the Roman Empire.”

The plague swept through Europe, northern Africa and parts of Asia. Historians say that when it arrived in Constantinople, thousands of bodies piled up in mass graves. People started wearing name tags so they could be identified if they suddenly collapsed.

The reason these reports are of interest:

  • They’re being widely reported by mainstream media, which we know are the mouthpieces of the global elite
  • Concurrent reporting
  • The global elite want to reduce the world’s population

In other words, “they” may be telling us something, which seems to be part of the rules of the cosmic war we’re in.

Reviving deadly viruses isn’t new. For instance, the New York Times was writing about the resurrection of the 1918 flu in 2006. From that article:

Jeffery Taubenberger, the man most responsible for resurrecting the 1918 flu virus, was looking a little sick. His face was pale and his eyes red-rimmed, and he had barely touched the pasta he ordered for lunch. He pulled out a handkerchief and sneezed hard.

“There’s not a respiratory virus on earth that I don’t seem to want to amplify,” he told me. “If I were alive in 1918, I’d be dead.”

To amplify something means to make it larger or more powerful.

Taubenberger worked under the auspices of the department of molecular pathology of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville, MD. According to Wikipedia, “The work was funded by the Veteran’s Administration and the Department of Defense.” The DOD? What a surprise. According to the NYT’s article, “He wanted only to find a remnant of the virus’s genetic code, perhaps enough to reveal what made it so virulent.” For what it’s worth, he was born in a US Army hospital in Germany to a German father and American mother.

There’s lots of money being spent on the study of deadly viruses and bacteria. And as Taubenberger states, he’s trying to discover what made them so infectious and how to make them more powerful. Since he’s being funded, we can assume he’s not alone in his quest. Other researchers are studying how they spread. For those who believe these folks have good intentions, can they guarantee that the viruses won’t escape and that they’ll never end up in the hands of evil persons? Any way you look at it, in the long run, reviving deadly viruses and bacteria seems a very bad idea.

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